As you learn to effectively pray for the lost, you will see many people saved. ________________, Estimate how much time you spend in praise rather than in asking. Matthew 6:5–13 5“When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Do not be overwhelmed by the potential depth of your prayer life. God’s top priority in the life of every believer is to make him holy and sanctified in body, soul, and spirit Jabez was an ordinary man who prayed an extraordinary prayer to an extraordinary God and got extraordinary results! The more we pray, the more we want to pray. Explain your answer. He revealed the following truths to me. Yet, as the Scriptures clearly show, God’s pattern is to bring us to a point of utter weakness and total reliance on Himself. Matthew 4:4 Let God show you the areas that need work. Ask God to reveal any relationships that are improper or out of balance? In your own words, what are the two special examples with relevance for fasting? The spirit is willing but the body is weak. Though there are many other benefits of prayer, these eight are some of the most important. Paul said we are to “pray without ceasing.” Now make a list of future blessings that God will bestow upon you. Why do you think Paul chose to use the word “demolish”? Before you begin to study the Three Prayer Foundations, pause and ask God to help you honestly evaluate your daily level of prayer. List some things that you need to watch and pray about to help you overcome the flesh hindering your prayers and spiritual growth. So, how much time represents an adequate period of cleansing and repentance? But, to build up a prayer life still requires your cooperation to set specific prayer times that the Lord can remind you of. Friend, if you are serious about learning to pray, you will soon experience the most incredible journey of your life! Remember, this is a personal relationship with God, not a formula! Are you willing right now to intercede for this person or persons? At this point, I want to give you encouragement and hope. Obviously, this requires a consistent time commitment, a daily choice and Spirit-led discipline. Scriptures reveal God’s special words to wives. In the title of this chapter we note three words of crucial importance. Pray for specific lost people (use specific prayers such as found on page 83). Please turn to page 88, look up the scripture verses, review the study questions and pray the prayers for daily growth on page 89. Confess any sins of commission and be sure to forsake the sins God reveals. If you are ready to let God lead you into a more effective prayer life, pray this prayer now. Regularly pray through the Beatitudes and ask God to conform you to these godly characteristics Is your attitude one of thanksgiving and love or complaining and anger? Remember, prayer must not become some logistic formula to be used in a mechanical manner. Turn to page 38, look up the scriptures, answer the study questions, and pray the prayers for daily growth on page 39. Ask God to reveal anything in your life that may be offensive to Him and don’t be afraid to own up to your sins. What will be the results of that filling? (Foundational Principle). From God’s perspective, prayer is the expression of that which He desires most—your personal relationship of love, surrender and trust. Improper family and church relationships are common places we lose the filling and power of God’s Spirit. _______________________________________, effectual_______________________________________________________________, fervent________________________________________________________________, righteous______________________________________________________________, availeth_______________________________________________________________. This same principle applies for a balanced prayer life. Beyond question, a truly powerful prayer life requires consistent time alone with God. The main emphasis will be on time alone with God and what He wants you to gain through effective prayer. Ephesians 6: 1-3 According to There is a story of a mother who prayed for her estranged son to return home, or at least let her know where he was. In As you read through the following pattern for prayer, be conscious of what materials you will need for your daily prayer time. Scripture-based confession and repentance are God’s primary method for transforming you by the renewing of your mind However, in no way does this suggest that we shouldn’t pray throughout the entire day. How has confession helped you grow in the Lord and in your prayer life? I suggest a daily examination of your life in Five Basic Categories. Look up Romans 22:4; Proverbs 29:23; Luke 18:14. Christians need to wake up and seek God all the more, with the chaos that is our world today. _______________________________________, In Proverbs 12:20 what is in the heart of those who plot evil? 0000001624 00000 n _____________________________, Satan attacks us at our most vulnerable area. Jeremiah 17:9 Commit to resolving any problems between you and your parents. 1 Timothy 4:7; 6:11; Luke 4:11; Acts 2:4; 4:8; 4:31; 7:55; 11:24; 13:9; 13:52. Jesus was emphatic about the importance of getting right with those you have offended. (Read Psalms 22:3). What is the main concern for those excuses? HOW TO DEVELOP A STRONG PRAYER LIFE 1 I. What has God taught you while you prayed through the fruit of the Spirit? § If these totally dedicated missionaries were not truly filled with God’s Spirit and needed thorough confession, how much more do we? Are your family relationships consistent with God’s Word? Assess what God has impressed to your heart. Why is this? MAY GOD HELP US SETTLE FOR NOTHING LESS THAN. says, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. CONFESSION AND THE GREAT SHANTUNG REVIVAL. By God’s grace, I committed to make significant daily prayer my top priority. Set prayer apart. through prayer. things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.’”. What keeps you from praying for this person or persons? Reflect on the statements above and those in the book, then ask yourself if you are taking seriously the responsibility that God gave you as the spiritual head of your home. De regreso a la santidad (Returning to Holiness ... How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life. 9. _______________________. _______________________________________________. Ask God to reveal to you what sins of omission you are committing. The results: No matter how big or little your task, no matter how devastating your problems. The regular reading of significant amounts of Scripture is absolutely essential to your prayer life. k endstream endobj 631 0 obj <> endobj 632 0 obj <> endobj 633 0 obj <>stream God will get you there one step at a time and at your own pace. You can become a powerful intercessor! Ask God to reveal any wrong feelings or actions you have toward them and to help you live in divine obedience to them. to you to be conformed to the image of Christ? - endstream endobj 628 0 obj <>/Metadata 25 0 R/Pages 24 0 R/StructTreeRoot 27 0 R/Type/Catalog/ViewerPreferences<>>> endobj 629 0 obj <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0]/Type/Page>> endobj 630 0 obj <>stream “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.”. Besides those listed in the book, what other Biblical names can you think of for God? While it won’t be the same for everyone, seven specific actions have really helped me in my battle against a weak prayer life. English. Go through the following list and ask God to give you specific names or situations for prayer. INTRODUCTION A. __________________________________________, Do you have the confidence that your prayers will be answered? Playing tapes of Scripture reading while you drive. 7, Understanding the Three Foundations of a Powerful Prayer Life – Book – page 13, Chapter Two…………………………………………………………. The Fight Against Prayerlessness 3. The more specific and biblical our prayer, the more power we have before God. %PDF-1.4 %���� For example, you may want to set aside ten minutes in the morning at 6:30, another ten minutes at lunch or in the afternoon at 3 or 4, and ten minutes at 9:30 or 10 in the evening. Fourth Category: Sins of Commission and Transgression. Next to each part of the fruit of the Spirit, write what God lays upon your heart to pray. It is necessary, however, that you read the chapters and use your book, along with this guide in order to fully gain the most from it. Is there any reason why you cannot ask God right now? It is designed to be used in conjunction with his book And the Place Was Shaken: How to Lead a Powerful Prayer … Our flesh always resists the development of a powerful prayer life. 0000005147 00000 n The Prayer Life by Andrew Murray Table of Contents 1. Are there any thoughts of fear and doubt? If these totally dedicated missionaries were not truly filled with God’s Spirit and needed thorough confession, how much more do we? In that genuine prayer is a relationship, there can be no real relationship unless it is two way. . 3, Powerful Prayer is for Every Believer – Book – page 1, Chapter One …………………………………………………………. What do these verses tell us about the low in spirit? ____________________________, How do you develop a sense of awe before the Lord? (Read these scriptures.). Personal Bible Study Guide to Get the Best Out of Personal Bible Reading During Personal Prayers and Devotions. ______________________________. When you pray, be sensitive to God’s specific impressions through which He leads you to focus on various issues of concern. His life illustrates when prayer should be a priority for a son or daughter of God. , we are commanded to “take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”. We desperately need to understand the difference between prayer requests that are temporal and those that are Kingdom-oriented. (Read Proverbs 28:13). H�\�͎�0��y Perhaps the most common place we lose God’s fullness is in our relationships. Beyond question, God’s ways are opposite of man’s ways. And thou shalt write them upon the post of thy house, and on thy gates.”. Confess any sins of omission and make a definite commitment to obedience. There are many different types of fasting. If God gives you others, write them down. 0000010289 00000 n Are you bitter or holding grudges against people who have offended you? trying to stand against the wiles of the devil? While prayer does . Are you involved in any improper relationships? (Those besides the fruit of the Spirit and the Beatitudes). How can you make your prayers more Kingdom based? New Life in Christ Volume I; New Life in Christ Volume II; New Life in Christ Volume III; Sermons; Trainings; Español. We must view prayer as a daily love relationship. Who is God to you? If you neglect regular confession and cleansing, God will not hear your prayers. Until you are totally convinced of the importance of a lifestyle of prayer, you are not likely to take steps to achieve one. What has God told you during confession time to make you more Christ-like? . Resolve to fully repent of any known sin of thought, word or deed. What are some powerful forces you have witnessed or learned about? _________________________, What is in the heart of those who promote peace? In your daily Bible reading ask God to speak to your heart. So don’t put it off another day. What does it mean that God is enthroned as the Holy One and the Praise of Israel? Simple But Effective Outlines for Effective Personal Prayers and Devotions. 0000012442 00000 n Jesus said, “For out of the heart proceeds evil thoughts Handle with Prayer Unwrap the Source of God's Strength for Living, Charles Stanley, Mar 1, 2011, Religion, 224 pages. Look up the following scripture references. Preparing to Pray. For whom do you need to continually intercede? Have you ever been so bold as to ask God to search you, to know your heart, to try you or to know your thoughts? Nothing will happen without it. g���8���<0H�G���İ���́�_W�wFZ$��t��jc����0�ʿϷ�u�~����u You will learn to pray by “praying” about the things you read. Ask God to search your thoughts and attitudes. §   The book is designed to show you how to experience the mighty fullness of God through daily prayer. What are some areas of your life that you are thankful? Do you neglect regular fellowship and meaningful service through your church? Ask God to help you confess and repent from each one of them now. ____________________. Jesus was despised and rejected, endured humiliation, mocked, reviled and crucified. ________________________________. How to Pray Praying Together Starting Small praying and thinking Praying Amiss: puppeteering the laundry list mentality labeling and name-calling comparing using God to your advantage getting God to back your plan bother the Father God hears prayers According to Romans 8:29, confession is how we grow to be more like Christ. Read John 10:10 in your Bible and underline it. An improper relationship could be anything from adultery and fornication to simply being inappropriately close to someone. _______________________________, When you pray, what attitude or sense do you feel? When you neglect intercession, you are neglecting a primary command God has given to all believers. It wouldn’t be a very long guide, this is all it needs to say. You can become a powerful intercessor! How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life: The Biblical Path to Holiness and Relationship with God [Gregory R. Frizzell, Dr Gregory R Frizzell, KN Rowland] on Amazon.com. Write what God says to you. From the excuses of not attending, do you see concern for exhorting one another? Ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit. This is the type of prayer that brings your list of needs and wants to God. Yet, most of God’s children still feel intimidated about their prayer life. How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life. The Development of One’s Prayer Life analyzes how prayer develops at various levels of Christian living through The Flow including identifying what problems occur when prayer does not properly develop and how to strengthen our prayer lives at each level of spiritual growth. What insights has God given to you lately? According to the above scriptures which of these things are more important than spending time in God’s Word? 9 in the Body of Christ. He does so for the following reasons.-. to drive this truth deep into my heart. Sin must be confessed and forsaken Study Guide . How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life. The missionaries became aware that they had hidden, unconfessed sin in their lives that was blocking their being truly filled with the Holy Spirit. �:z)ez�$�^,�8z�dLz��#G/����D�'����h���_�ߧ��}��7X+O�J�䯰����������oe.�W2�-Ώ'����/�� �ۂ��o���֒��ߖ����_���ҙL�ڦ=�޴[�+�����DŖL���w�����c�c��E#ݎ>��yM�I�*��? Let us confidently claim God’s glorious promise of Spend time studying each verse, and then write your response to the questions. Our prayers should focus more on Kingdom concerns, eternal issues that serve to glorify God and extend His Kingdom. Read through my testimony on page 6. Some said the best way to pray was standing up with eyes open to heaven. Playing music that is primarily made up of songs with Scripture lyrics. Remember, this is merely an example to help you learn the biblical principles of prayer. of prayer and the power of prayer to change our circumstances and situations in life There are many blessings that flow out of us having a strong and consistent prayer life i) We maintain peace in our heart and life (Philippians 4:6-7) (Isaiah 26:3-4) ii) We gain wisdom and direction for our life to help us List them. Let me say a brief word about practice. Until you make the serious commitment to a significant daily prayer time, you will never become powerful in prayer. Hechos; Las Zorras Pequeñas; 2018. See through Scripture what God declares will be the result of a powerful prayer life. Prayer was not non-stop for Jesus, but Jesus never neglected prayer. Scriptures reveal God’s special words to husbands and fathers. Believers must make the commitment to seek growth in the various types of prayer. List the names of potential prayer partners who will agree with you in united prayer. ______________________________, In 1 Timothy 1:5 from where does love come? A group of American missionaries was putting out enormous efforts to love and minister to the Chinese people. ___________________________, Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness…. We are now embroiled in a monumental spiritual war for the very souls of our society. This is a foundational requirement and a changeless spiritual principle. Please look up and study each scripture reference, answer the study questions and pray the prayers. Review the list several times and pray that God shows you how you can eliminate your sins of speech. Can you think of a time when you plotted evil? Introduction …………………………………………………………. (Read 1 Thessalonians 5:17). All five prayer types need to be a significant part of their daily prayer life. Ask them to commit to you as a prayer partner. God gave us different types of prayer. 0000001477 00000 n Using the words of Scripture in prayer is a very powerful prayer tool as well. Purpose to experience a “balanced” prayer life. h�bbb`b``Ń3� ���ţ�1�x4>�60 7 God spoke so clearly that I have never been the same. 0000006322 00000 n __________________________________. 0000004235 00000 n That is why this foundation is so crucial! 0000007213 00000 n List reasons to praise God and reasons for thanksgiving. ___________________________, LET US ANALYZE FOUNDATION TWO - PHRASE BY PHRASE, Three Crucial Reasons why your Commitment must be Absolute, Satan fears intercession more than anything else and fights prayer like no other area of your life. 0000001285 00000 n And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Do you seek a fresh encounter with God as you pray or do you fall into the trap of daily routine? says we live by every word that proceeds from God. You will continue to pray on the same level you are now unless you commit to learning and developing a deeper, biblical pattern for prayer. Remember, your intent is to spend time in His presence so He can reveal more of His character to you and, you in turn can become more like Him. Scripture reveals God’s special words to children and youth. WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO GAIN THROUGH EFFECTIVE PRAYER. It is God’s will for every believer to experience a powerful prayer life. You will find a bookmark entitled “Sample Prayers for each Fruit of the Spirit” located in the back of this guide that you can keep in your Bible for a handy reference. Read the three key questions, meditate on them and spend a few minutes responding to them quietly in your own mind. Do not be discouraged. What reasons does Paul give for putting on the whole armor of God? After you have read the introduction, please turn to page 10, look up the scriptures, answer the study questions, and pray the prayers for daily growth on page 11. __________________ Why? 0000000916 00000 n How to Cast Out Demons from Your Home, Office and Property: 100 Powerful Ask Him to show you the type of fast He desires for you. 0000010942 00000 n Each type of prayer has a very unique role in developing and maintaining your relationship with Christ. Children or teenagers do you disobey or show disrespect or anger toward your parents? Placing framed Scriptures in strategic parts of your home or office. Make a cognitive decision to choose one or more of these innovative ways to be filled with God’s Word. ... the author of Surprised by Prayer and the creator of the Personal Prayer Power video/study series. ... $ 4.50 in PDF format in English. WELCOME to this study guide for my book, How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life. I make a general suggestion of spending at least 30 to 45 minutes a day, alone with God in prayer. Developing a powerful prayer life; 2019. Be accountable to someone. But in order to learn these principles more rapidly, I ask you to use the following steps. 0000006436 00000 n Matthew 18:6 Be careful to avoid confession that does not lead to immediate repentance. As always, the guiding principle is close sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. The Bible clearly assumes that God’s people will fast in their devotion to the Lord. 9 WHAt YoU NeeD to KnoW BeFoRe YoU BeGIn z M y goal in this Prayer and Study Guide is not only to convince you that God has called you to be His prayer warrior, but also to show you how to become the best prayer warrior possible. Is your prayer time a chore or legalistic requirement or is it a relationship with God? TESTIMONY OF GOD’S GRACE THROUGH PRAYER. This is prayer that is “ powerful and effective” , and James goes on to give us an illustration of what prayer can do (verses 17-18). When you view the prayer practices of Jesus and New Testament believers, it is clear they regularly spent much time alone in fervent prayer. In What is your best time of day? According to Hebrews 10:25, it is a major sin to neglect regular fellowship and worship with the body of Christ. Some examples are: A PRACTICAL GUIDE AND PATTERN BASED ON BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR USE IN YOUR DAILY PRAYER TIME TO LEAD YOU INTO A, DEEPER RELATIONSHIP PRAYER JOURNEY WITH GOD. 0000006548 00000 n In 2 Corinthians 12:9 we find God’s power is made perfect in our_____________________. Spirit-led fasting is one of the most neglected spiritual disciplines of our day. The Scriptures state the importance of a solitary place to see God’s face. Why is this foundation so crucial? According to James 5:16 the effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Prayer has different expressions such as intimacy with God (includes prayer-reading the Word and fellowshipping with the Spirit), interceding for revival, justice, or social transformation (also referred to as contending prayer), providing prayer covering for individuals, and praying for the sick. Are there any attitudes of lukewarmness toward God? Know to whom you are speaking. PRAYER and developing a life of prayer Contents What is Prayer? Ask God to reveal any pattern of attitude or thought that is sinful. Yet, there was very little response. The world’s system of human strength and promotion is the direct opposite of God’s ways. Paraphrase what James is telling us in James 5:16. ______________________________________. You will experience ever-deepening holiness and life transforming discipleship. To be weak and inconsistent in any one of the basic prayer types is to be weak in your relationship with God. Fill in the blank spaces using Philippians 4:6. “Be____________________ for ____________________; but in __________________, thing by _________________________ and ______________________________ with, ____________________________________ let your requests be made known unto God.”, Which of the words that you added is the most important to you? states, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Make a list of present blessings that God has given you. After they each spent time in prayer confessing and forsaking each sin, God poured out His Spirit upon the missionaries and an awesome spiritual awakening filled the entire region. `�~����r�5.b�b���U���W�~�k%����:;����اth�(1�0�p�B-b`���l���#��x��V � ` �LS endstream endobj 656 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/Index[27 600]/Length 42/Size 627/Type/XRef/W[1 1 1]>>stream John 15:5 and 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 Participating in one of today’s Scripture memorization programs. Developing a dynamic prayer life is the wisest thing we can do with our life. This will keep you from feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of the total categories you need to pray through. In the Lord’s prayer, what does it mean “Hallowed be thy name?” ______________________, How do we as humans genuinely praise and worship God? Are you ready to make this same request of your heavenly Father? Then confess and repent from each of them. Ask Him to reveal to. When you have completed your daily time of Bible reading and prayer, write down key ideas and impressions. By setting a schedule, using a prayer list, and developing a right view of God we can easily develop a prayer life that is consistent, effective, and rewarding. (Read Isaiah 55:8) God wanted her son to be saved. Make a genuine commitment concerning the amount of time you spend with Him. And the Father speaks to us. Pray for physical, emotional spiritual or financial needs. Can you recall a time of intercession when your prayer availed much? Is it possible for us to look deeper than the surface of things? Then one day her son was saved, gave up his wayward life and returned home. We will never fully understand prayer until we grasp God’s primary purposes for prayer. Although, reading books and attending conferences can be helpful, we must consistently show up for practice in our prayer closet alone with God. When we ask, God continually reveals ways to worship Him in ever-increasing depth. Why would exhorting one another be an important reason for church attendance? We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God.” What does the word demolish mean? It is not some pre-set formula that you must mechanically follow each day. What type of persecution do you suffer because of righteousness? 2018. ____________________________________________, ____________________________________________________________________, PRAYER TIME MUST BE VIEWED AS THE ESSENCE OF OUR RELATIONSHIP, WITH GOD AND NOT MERELY SOME DUTY OR RITUAL. The Jabez Prayer prayer guide Praying an Extraordinary Prayer! Above all, spend time talking to God about the things He reveals in each chapter. The Sin and Cause of Prayerlessness 2. In your own words, explain what you have thought intercessory prayer involves. 1. End your time with thanksgiving for God’s presence. In a broad sense, these are the sins of doing something wrong or breaking God’s laws. Ephesians 5:24,33 DEAR FRIEND, IF YOU WILL COMMIT TO SIGNIFICANT, DAILY TIME WITH GOD, NOT EVEN THE SKY IS THE LIMIT TO. Matthew 12:36 0000013076 00000 n Dear Lord Jesus, Give me both the desire and ability to move out of the shallows and into the glorious depths of relationship with You. 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